Page 1

WH AT’ S

AUTUMN 2017

Art, Music and Events in the School of Music and Fine Art

Summer 2017

N


tmfa /uniken

ve facreati FA #sm

tM /UniKen

tkent /musica

E M O C L WE

m e. program 17 events lar 0 2 u p n o m p Autu ts to the e to our is t concer re n e e d Welcom th , tu s s hibition rst nchtime lks to ex From lu ng our fi be hosti , artist ta s to rd ig 3 d G r e e o ll b to Carg are thri e ! o n Oc ffer. We ngra Liv ra and a h m a B lots to o h d B n a r Kuljit llywood e angra sta ever Bo nd it Lik p UK Bh sical Be to u g m n e ri g ancers. ta D s e ra featu g th n a Bh ers from Punjab wait! perform e Vasda We can’t with th t. m n e a v h e k c c ti Be s ta n fa l be a This wil re details a gramme n. We er: All pro o im ti a ca cl li is b D e of pu mmes t the tim e progra correct a to chang ase t h g ri te e icta . Ple reserve th stances d r up to if circum fo ts ts is rt en v a and c./smfa/e y be w.kent.a there ma check ww ase note le ty P . n li o b ti r pu ci rma raphy fo date info d videog n a y h p photogra events. at public

s Content Music ews CMAT N esign Ar t & D find us How to r Calenda

D E S I G N E D BY

thecircus.uk.com

01 07 08 09 10

N Jazz Improvisation Ensemble Wednesdays, 3-4pm, 4-5pm Little Big Band Thursdays, 4-5pm

MUSIC

WHAT’S ON

FA

ntM @UniKe

Pop, Rock and Soul Choir Fridays, 12-1pm

World Percussion Ensemble Mondays, 12-2pm

Our vibrant music programme includes a series of concerts, workshops and the hugely popular Cargo Gigs at Liberty Quays. The School of Music and Fine Art offers a huge choice of term time music activities on campus, which are open to all students, staff, alumni and the local community. These are in the Galvanising Shop Performance Space (unless otherwise stated) and include:

FREE

Band Forum Tuesdays, 5-9pm

Strings Group Mondays, 11am-12pm

Chamber Music Forum Wednesday afternoons (time tbc) Guitar Ensemble Fridays, 11am-12pm

Saxophone Ensemble Wednesdays, 1-2pm

University Choir and Band (Medway), rehearses Wednesdays, 5-6pm (room to be confirmed) Contemporary Music Ensemble, rehearses Wednesdays, 5-6pm (room to be confirmed)

University Chamber Orchestra (Medway), rehearses Wednesdays, 7-9pm (room to be confirmed)

If interested in joining please email mfastudentadmin@kent.ac.uk. For some groups it will be necessary to attend and interview/audition.

01


MUSIC

N MUSIC Tuesday 3rd October

Features top UK Bhangra star Kuljit Bhamra, Kaykay Chauhan (keyboard) and vocalists Shahid Khan, Rekha Sawhney and Bindi Sagoo (dholak/perc) from the stage musical Bend it Like Beckham.

Ticket price includes food.

from 4.30pm - til late

Bhangra & Bollywood Live!

4.30pm - Drumming workshop,

5.15-6pm - Bhangra dance workshop.

The Deep End, Chatham Maritime

Buy tic kets from

thegulb enkian.c o.uk (Studen t discoun ts!)

Doors open 7pm. Performance 8.30pm Bollywood Band, 9.30pm - Vasda Punjab Bhangra Dancers

02

03


N MUSIC MUSIC

Tuesday 24 October 1pm

Wednesday 25th October, 9.30am-1.30pm

Ensemble Lunchtime Concert Galvanising Shop Performance Space, SMFA

Workshop with trumpeter Laura Jurd and pianist Elliot Galvin Galvanising Shop Performance Space

A chance to hear from SMFA students studying band and ensemble playing.

FRE

E

but b ken ookin g t.ac .uk/ via eve smf nts .htm a/ l

EEg via FR in book

a/ but /smf .ac.uk t n e l k m ts.ht even

04

This workshop is packed with improvisation, composition and creative music making. Described by Lira Music Magazine as “two of the British jazz scene’s hottest young names … together a super unit that bubbles with musical and personal understanding”, both are prize-winning performers and prolific composers whose music crosses style boundaries. BBC New Generation Artist (2015-17) and Parliamentary Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (2015), Laura has released two albums (the most recent Together as One, with her band Dinosaur (of which Elliott is a member), was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize). She recently joined the faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire as a composition teacher. Elliot’s main artistic vehicle is the Elliot Galvin Trio, winners of the European Jazz Artist of the Year Award. The group have also recorded two albums, including Punch, their debut for the prestigious Edition Records label. Elliot’s commissions include works for the Ligeti Quartet, London Sinfonietta, RESOLUTION dance festival and the Theatre Company Cut Tongues. His music draws on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligeti, Deerhoof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce. He was a founding member of the Chaos Collective.

05


‘An American Extravaganza’ City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Central Theatre Chatham Conductor: Peter Bassano Piano: Jérôme Sadler An exciting programme of American classics, ranging from Copland’s famous Fanfare for the Common Man to John Williams’s exhilarating score for Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”. John Adams’s brilliant Short Ride in a Fast Machine is part of the BBC’s “Ten Pieces” project, and is paired with Adams’s highly entertaining Lollapalooza. Also Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris. Tickets: http://crso.org.uk/concerts/ or Chatham Central Theatre box office on 01634 338338

Tuesday 12 December 1pm SMFA Ensemble Concert The Galvanising Shop Performance Space FREE but booking via https: //www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/events.html

Wednesday 13 December 7.30pm Christmas Concert

The Royal Dockyard Church

Performers include SMFA World Percussion Group, choir, improvisation and advanced improvisation groups, Chamber Music Forum and Chamber Orchestra. For more information contact mfareception@kent.ac.uk or go to www.kent.ac.uk/smfa

Thursday 14 December 8pm- til late Wednesday 29 November and Wednesday 6 December 11am-2pm Undergraduate Lunchtime Concert

Galvanising Shop Performance Space, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Students studying performance in the School of Music and Fine Art will present pieces from a range of musical traditions. FREE but booking via https: //www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/events.html 06

CMAT launches with new courses for 2018

USI

MUSIC

Saturday 4th November 7.30pm

Popular Music Gig

Cargo bar, Liberty Quays

Bands from the School of Music and Fine Art perform sets of original material and covers. These are exciting evenings with a fantastic atmosphere and always draw a good crowd. FREE to attend – no booking needed.

Located in the NEW University’s Medway campus in Chatham’s three Historic Dockyard, the will offer e r t n e c e Th raduate University of Kent’s new ry underg a r o p m e t con r 2018: Septembe Centre for Music and m o r f s e s cour Audio Technology has a ction nd Produ

free Taster Day on Saturday 11 November from 10am-3pm. These

sessions are aimed at Year 12 and 13 students (or those returning to learning) who have applied or are considering applying to university to study in a related area.

siness a n • Music Bu Productio ance and rm o ion rf e ct P u d c, • Musi dio Pro gy and Au lo o n ch e T • Music inning rs award-w e ff o e tr perb n The Ce ing and su ent teach ll ce x e d s, t an facilitie equipmen links, with ry st nd a u a , d in Pro Tools including re s Black a w y ft so eve Gen si N rt a e th of new state Console. g in rd Reco e Taster book for th d n a re il o tm at or ema To find ou ac.uk/cm t. n e .k w ww Day go to nt.ac.uk. e k CMAT@ MAT @UniKentC AT @KentCM at

m @unikentc

07


ART & DESIGN

N

Visiting Artist Talk Series:

Coming up in December!

Tuesdays, 4.45pm - 6.30pm

Friday 8th - Wednesday 13th December 11am - 4pm

Historic Dockyard Chatham

The School of Music and Fine Art offers an exciting programme of talks from visiting artists, writers, filmmakers, curators and performers, with national and international profiles.

Tuesday 17th October

Bonnie Camplin (Turner Prize nominee 2015 for The Military Industrial Complex) Born in London in 1970, Bonnie Camplin’s work includes drawing, film, performance, music and writing. She studied at St. Martins School of Art, London, and holds a BA (Hons) Fine Art:Film and Video and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Photography. She is currently a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. More info http://www.gold.ac.uk/art/staff/ camplin-bonnie/

Chatham House, High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1DA

Students will again be holding their popular annual interim show in this historic Georgian brewery in the process of being restored; spaces include an intact 18th century wine cellar, a family chapel and grand formal staircase. Work will range from performance, sound and projection to installation and painting.

Tuesday 12th December 11am - 4pm EED Live Event

Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester

London based artist and author Samson Kambalu, born in 1975 in Malawi, studied at the University of Malawi (BA Fine Art and Ethnomusicology, 1995-99); Nottingham Trent University (MA Fine Art, 2002-03) and Chelsea College of Art and Design (PhD, 2011 – 15). Working in a variety of media, including site-specific installation, video, performance and literature, he has shown his work around the world. He has won research fellowships with Yale University and Smithsonian Institution and is Associate Professor of Fine Art at Ruskin College and fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University.

Year 3 Event & Experience students present live event with multimedia installations and performances in an explorative response to the physical, historical and social contexts of one of Medway’s historic sites.

The talk will focus on Cinema and Praxis – the artist’s occupation with the problematic of the gift (non linear time) and how it animates various aspects of his art practice/praxis around film, with regard to his background growing up in Africa and current forays around the world from Europe. 08

BA (Hons) Fine Art 3rd Year Interim Show

Tuesday 28th November Samson Kambalu

https://samsonkambalu.com/

HOW TO FIND US

this rtists in de Other a in s clu g serie eph s o excitin and J Rogers ed s a -b Cathy t n e from K e c talk n a to D emble, ue Ens nd a lm fi Analog d xpande E e t h u t o ab atch ema. W ! s il Paracin a t e for de websit

Event s are FR EE to attend but please book v ia Event brite.

See www.kent.ac.uk/maps and www.disabledgo.com

Visitor parking is available in the Historic Dockyard

(marked overspill parking on the map). Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay by medwaycentraladmin@kent.ac.uk 01634 888801

Useful addresses:

Liberty Quays, Blake Avenue, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1FL The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE

The Student Hub, North Road, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4AG

09


EVENTS AT A GLANCE Tuesday 28th November Tuesday 3rd October

4.30pm-til late Bhangra and Bollywood Live! The Deep End, North Road, Chatham Maritime

Tuesday 17th October

4.45pm Visiting Artist Talk Series: Bonnie Camplin (Turner Prize nominee 2015) Historic Dockyard Chatham

Tuesday 24th October

1pm SMFA Ensemble Lunchtime Concert Galvanising Shop Performance Space

Wednesday 25th October

9.30am-1.30pm Workshop with trumpeter Laura Jurd and pianist Elliot Galvin Galvanising Shop Performance Space

Saturday 4th November 7.30pm ‘An American Extravaganza’ City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Central Theatre Chatham

Saturday 11th November 10am-3pm CMAT Taster Day

Historic Dockyard Chatham

4.45pm Visiting Artist Talk Series: Samson Kambalu Historic Dockyard Chatham

N

Wednesday 29th November

11am-2pm Undergraduate Lunchtime Concert Galvanising Shop Performance Space

Wednesday 6th December

11am-2pm Undergraduate Lunchtime Concert Galvanising Shop Performance Space

Friday 8th - Wednesday 13th December 11am-4pm BA (Hons) Fine Art 3rd Year Interim Show

Chatham House, High Street, Rochester

Tuesday 12th December 1pm SMFA Ensemble Concert

Galvanising Shop Performance Space

11am-4pm EED Live Event

Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester

Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm Christmas Concert

The Royal Dockyard Church

Thursday 14th December 8pm- til late Popular Music Gig

Cargo bar, Liberty Quays

School of Music and Fine Art

www.kent.ac.uk/smfa

The old Surgery, University of Kent, Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE

SMFA Whats On Autumn 2017  

Music, art and design events from the School of Music and Fine Art in Medway covering September to December 2017.

SMFA Whats On Autumn 2017  

Music, art and design events from the School of Music and Fine Art in Medway covering September to December 2017.

Advertisement